How to Become a Hotel Manager

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Waking up in a freshly laundered bed with a stunning view of the city skyline or the serene waterfront is an unbeatable experience. Imagine a dedicated staff committed to ensuring your stay is not only relaxing and luxurious but also informative, with insiders ready to guide you to the best local attractions. Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes to maintain such seamless operations and secure those coveted 5-star reviews? It all hinges on the orchestrated efforts of the hospitality team, led by the pivotal figure of the Hotel Manager. This role is the linchpin in ensuring that every aspect of the hotel operates smoothly, striving to deliver an unparalleled guest experience. Being a Hotel Manager appears to be a highly rewarding career. Curious about how to step into this role? We’re here to guide you through the journey to becoming a Hotel Manager.

EDUCATION

Choosing the best place to learn the hospitality industry is paramount. Many schools will offer a hospitality program, but to discern if they are the right option for you, you need to take a deep dive into what is included in the program. A few key things to look out for:

  • A complete overview of all hotel operations. You will want to know how everything works to be able to manage it effectively.
  • A partnership with a renowned hospitality association. A partnership will assure you that the school is teaching the most current practices, as well as confirms that their alumni are highly sought after by the hotels who sponsor and are in partnership with the association.
  • A co-operative work placement (or Co-op). Having the opportunity to implement all your newly learned skills in an actual hotel environment, working alongside industry veterans is nonpareil.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

There are many industry opportunities afforded to those who complete a hotel management education. Hotel Manager is the obvious one, but did you know you would also qualify for all these positions as well? To name a few:

  • Hotel Manager.
  • Public and Private Recreational Lifestyle Club Manager
  • Event Organization and Manager.
  • Caterer for Public and Private Sector.

POTENTIAL WAGES

What can you expect to make as a hotel manager after you have completed your education?

The annual provincial median salary, according to WorkBC and the 2023 Job Bank Wage Data, is $64,174. However, the higher end of the salary range can reach up to $60+ an hour!*

Now that you have had a peek into becoming a hotel manager and are eager to get started on your education, make the best choice for your future, and take the next steps towards your new career in hotel management.

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*Data taken from https://www.workbc.ca/careers/0632#earnings-and-outlook

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